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New USDA “Bioengineered” Food Label: What You Need to Know

By Casie Leigh Lukes
Here are some of the loopholes and exemptions you might know about.
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How Much Does Pollution Affect Seafood Quality?

By Heidi Wachter
Fish are frequently contaminated with persistent organic pollutants. Here are some tips on how to avoid toxins when you eat fish.
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How to Buy, Store, and Use Cabbage

By Kaelyn Riley
This cruciferous veggie is endlessly versatile and a storage superstar. These tips can help you feel more confident using it in your kitchen.
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5 Refreshing Drinks Perfect for Summer Sipping

By Molly Schelper
Add flavor and fun to your beverage rotation this season with these make-at-home options.
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How to Find Sustainable Seafood

By Heidi Wachter
Fish offers a host of health benefits, but pollution, overfishing, and human-rights abuses have muddied the waters. Learn how to make more sustainable choices.
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13 Global Condiments to Use

By Camille Berry
Explore an array of international condiments and sauces — and get ideas for experimenting with them in your next meal.
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Expert Picks for Plant-Based Proteins

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
A Life Time dietitian shares her top choices for plant-based protein food sources — and considerations to keep in mind if you’re using them to hit your daily protein targets.
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How to Improve Kids’ Nutrition

By Michael Dregni
Two-thirds of American kids' calories come from processed food. Here's how we can do better.
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8 Food Safety Myths

By Stephanie Soucheray
How cautious do we need to be in the kitchen? Our experts share tips for safe food handling, prep, and storage.
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5 Reasons to Opt for a CSA This Summer

By Laurel Kallenbach
Buying a share of a local farm's harvest offers more than fresh, seasonal produce. It supports your community.
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How to Get Your Kids in the Kitchen

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
It’s never too early — or too late — to introduce your kids to the life skills learned in the kitchen.
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5 Kid-Friendly Cooking Tools

By Experience Life Staff
Welcome kiddos into the kitchen with these tools, including scaled-down baking sheets and serrated safety knives.
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How to Buy, Store, and Use Eggplant

By Kaelyn Riley
Get inspired to use more of this nightshade in your home kitchen.
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Are Plant-Based Meats Truly More Sustainable?

By Michael Dregni
The answer, it seems, is complex.
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How Butyrate Can Help Protect Against Leaky Gut

By Helen Martineau
Butyrate can help keep inflammation in check by strengthening our gut lining.
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Confessions of an Imperfect Eater

By Jamie Martin
Experience Life editor in chief Jamie Martin on how to nurture our sometimes embattled relationship with food.
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The Health Benefits of Butyrate

By Helen Martineau
Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid that plays a surprisingly big role in overall health.
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Sioux Chef Sean Sherman on the Importance of Indigenous Food

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Native chef Sean Sherman is striving to decolonize America's idea of food.
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Get Your Glow On: A Q&A With Chef Ryan Dodge

By Anjula Razdan
We talk to Life Time executive chef Ryan Dodge about his food philosophy, food that is alive, and LifeCafe’s Coffee Crunch Energy Bites.
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4 Endangered Foods

By Michael Dregni
The climate crisis is threatening the foods we love. Here's what we can do about it.
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